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Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774285 05/20/19 10:49 am
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Just got home, last 50 miles had to argue with the dash board bitch to stay awake. Now I have an intense urge to ride.

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Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774288 05/20/19 11:24 am
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Getting to where you are arguing with the dashboard is pretty bad. When you find yourself having a discussion with the transmission shifter knob, it's time to pull over and sleep ...

Sure glad you were able to make it. When I see you coming from Nebraska, and folks coming from Florida and Louisiana and outer New England, it's a bit humbling to think how far you come just to hang out with fellow Britbikers and Brit-kindred-spirits ...

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Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774302 05/20/19 3:54 pm
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897 trailer miles yesterday, back to the 94° swamp and well worth the trip. Great company and superlative roads with perfect weather - what else could you want?

Thanks to anyone who organised anything, specially Windy.

I'd like to bring my Norton next year perhaps, but for three days prior to the actual TSMR it was tough enough on a modern bike keeping up with a couple of old museum pieces, although Rich & Paul's bikes were in good shape which helped them.

As they would say in these parts, good to meet all of y'all.

Alex


Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774303 05/20/19 3:56 pm
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Pleased to hear the weather and the ride was good and no misfortunes smile
Any pics?


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

"He knows not where he's going,
For the ocean will decide,
Its not the destination,
It's the glory of the ride”
(Edward Monkton, Zen Dog)

Bryan



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It really was a great week and the old girl (Norton) never missed a beat despite being ridden for 5 days hard and fast - well, for me, anyway (and yes, it was fun to outrun a 2018 BMW on mountain roads, heh heh).

Many thanks to Windy, Melissa and Ray and anyone else who might have had a hand in organizing the ride this year.

Great to see all of you, again, and to meet a few for the first time.

Paul.


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Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774329 05/20/19 9:42 pm
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pics will be along.

This was the best week I've had out there yet. except for one small mishap, everything was great. I watched Paul pick up some big old blonde (just like Bryan did at Ashland). learned about hauling aligators on the back of a norton, was proposed to by my dream girl at the ham shoppe, learned the term "sweater puppies", and made it home alive.

Weather was great, all of you were great, etc etc etc. we did have a lot of MIA's this year. we need to work on that.



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06 Suzu..Suzu.. uh appliance
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and a Honda?
Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774338 05/20/19 11:22 pm
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Sitting on my couch with a cold PBR at hand after 2305 miles of lovely sunshine, biblical rain/hail/thunder, cold and sweaty hot riding. I had a great time even though I was riding modern wheels (possibly the best time riding the actual route as a "halffast" rider) but I learned a few things:
1) put a new seat on the Bandit before doing a long ride such as that again.
2) make sure your chain and sprockets are not as old/worn as mine
3) take more than a few days to do the trip
4) think twice about trailering down....then do it
My azz is sore and I'm really tired but still wouldn't trade the experience for anything. Thank you all for putting up with Paul J and me.


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Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774345 05/21/19 12:42 am
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I find you both quite easy to put up with as a matter of fact. Enjoyed it as usual.


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Re: 2019 [Re: Richrd] #774389 05/21/19 6:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Richrd
we did have a lot of MIA's this year. we need to work on that.


It’s nice to be missed (just making a bit of an ASSuption!).

Tried my darnedest, but no bueno. Consolation was the British and European and Japanese vintage show (Classic Motorcycle Day) just 13 miles down the road from my house. It wasn’t 200+ miles thru God’s back yard, but it was better that nothing!

Look forward to some pics,

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Re: 2019 [Re: JubeePrince] #774401 05/21/19 8:36 pm
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Pics, you say ...

Well, here’s a few candid shots, I’m sure that others did a much more thorough job of taking pics …

Man with No Name Bill Edwards contemplating his Trident that Semper Gumby will ride on the ride. Mr. Gumby’s faithful BSA Thunderwing is in the background and would normally be his ride but it was making a bit of racket and since he had to ride it home later, he didn’t want to push it. Kudos to M.W.N.N. for always bringing a few extra bikes for people to ride if they need one …

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There were 4 riders this year there along with their sons, this is getting to be a multigenerational thing.
This is my one:

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Even more multigenerational when the young folks bring their sweeties along for the ride. Alec and Sarah first attended 10 years ago when they were first married, and put 600 miles on the Versys coming down and back …

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This here is David from Atlanta’s son Edward with his own Triumph, sorting out an electrical problem before the ride, excellent practice I must say:

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That’s me on the TSMR Norton heading out in the morning …

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Here’s most of the crowd for a photo-op before take-off …. The young fellow on the far right is Chris, son of Bob (who lurks just behind him). Don Roe and his son The Boy were already off to the races ..

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With this group as a sample, I have ZERO fear that interest in BritBikes will “die out” once my generation is gone to the great Goat Path In The Sky ….

Lannis


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Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774406 05/21/19 8:48 pm
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where's bill's cigar?


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Re: 2019 [Re: kevin roberts] #774410 05/21/19 9:18 pm
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Originally Posted by kevin roberts
where's bill's cigar?


Probably set down on the sidewalk behind, still burning and ready to go .... !

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Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774413 05/21/19 9:55 pm
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The group photo I like
Thank you Lannis


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For the ocean will decide,
Its not the destination,
It's the glory of the ride”
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sorry for the late reply but i had a lot of stuff to get on as soon as i got back to my place with a grueling 45 mile drive. this years was some of the best weather i can remember but the parkway did not let us down with a rain shower but it was nothing like the rain from last year. the good thing was no crashes or breakdowns and all made it back safely. i do want to give a thanks to lannis and no name for doing the lead work and the use of bills trailer. also to alec for back tracking to find the lost ones.that is one for another time.or the guilty party can tell on himself LOL. i hope and think everyone had a good time and see you all next year.


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Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774853 05/27/19 2:13 pm
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Nice pix, thanks. for posting! One of these years.......


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Re: 2019 [Re: ricochetrider] #775029 05/29/19 4:24 am
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Originally Posted by ricochetrider
One of these years.......


It was only three years ago (or was it four?) you were there.....put it on the calendar now, I have!

Lannis, thanks for the pho-toes!

Cheers,

Steve


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Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #775280 05/31/19 8:33 pm
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I promise to try to get some pics up this weekend.


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69 bonney
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75 commando interstate
06 Suzu..Suzu.. uh appliance
couple of beesas a ducati
and the Snake Bike
and a Honda?
Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #775444 06/02/19 3:47 pm
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Glad all went good. What is the actual mileage of the ride?? Planning on attending in 2020. Things here winding down with my mom inlaw. She is now in long term care but fading fast. CJ & I have been home caring for her at our house since Nov. 2017. CJ is a retired CNA and at 63 yrs. young her mom's care just got to be too much. So our normal life is starting to return. I'm thinking about bring a vintage Brit and my 03 Bonny.
Did SG find out what is BSA noise is? Thanks Geoff

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Originally Posted by bodine031
Glad all went good. What is the actual mileage of the ride?? Planning on attending in 2020. Things here winding down with my mom inlaw. She is now in long term care but fading fast. CJ & I have been home caring for her at our house since Nov. 2017. CJ is a retired CNA and at 63 yrs. young her mom's care just got to be too much. So our normal life is starting to return. I'm thinking about bring a vintage Brit and my 03 Bonny.
Did SG find out what is BSA noise is? Thanks Geoff


Actual mileage of the ride is 210 or so, we take several breaks and gas stops so even an old johnny-popper single (like my M21) can do it.

Of course, there are those in the "fast group" who already carry with them a half-smoked cigarette and partial cup of coffee so that they can jump off their bikes at the stops, and act like they've been lounging around for 30 minutes waiting for the ones behind to get there .... Old trick, can't fool me with it!

Good for you and CJ for taking care of her mom. It's not easy but it's the right thing. And also the right thing to get 24/7 professionals to do it once it gets beyond what you can do.

Hope to see you next year!

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Re: 2019 [Re: Lannis] #775527 06/03/19 2:00 pm
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Thanks for the info. See what I decide. It's getting harder to ride long distance. Hips, knees, back, neck. 200 miles I should be able to deal with. Just need to remember the Aleve!! Just finished listening to IOM super bike race and sidecars. SB race red flagged and called at the start of lap 3 race had already been shortened to 4 laps from 6 might have a fatality. Thanks Geoff

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Originally Posted by Richrd
I promise to try to get some pics up this weekend.


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Re: 2019 [Re: Richrd] #775614 06/04/19 3:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Richrd
I promise to try to get some pics up this weekend.


Are you treading water?


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Maybe Richrd is now retired which makes "Weekend" take on a whole new meaning.


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List of excuses

Had to help putting the gun club back together AGAIN after flooding AGAIN

Hiding from contractors and homeowners who want me to put homes back together after the two floods

Having to fix a Honda that came into the shop

Having to build a Norton for a kid who has no clue what a Norton is

Trying to start my t150 project. No luck

Having to finish the last 60 feet wood fen e in the backyard from the last tornado

Having accredit card hacked and having piles of junk delivered every day

Trying to remember to send pics of the yammy to Bob

Helping Paul fix his Vincent. Again and again

Having to consol Paul because his Norton will no longer start after the tsmr

And now I have to shoot a league.

BUT ITS ON MY LIST.

and I did retire in January but I didn't like it.

Ps, how do I turn off the spell checker?

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69 bonney
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75 commando interstate
06 Suzu..Suzu.. uh appliance
couple of beesas a ducati
and the Snake Bike
and a Honda?
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I'm exhausted just READING that list......



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